Long-term Desired Outcome
SALI’s Farm has two components: 1. Farm animal sanctuary to provide a safe haven for animals that are injured, abused, neglected or discarded, and 2. An early intervention healing program for at-risk children.
Long Term Goals and Evaluation Methods:Goal 1. Help Children heal from traumaGoal 2. Break the cycle of violenceGoal 3. Develop a sense of stewardship and care of animals and the environmentGoal 4. Become a profession leader & advocate for the care of farm animalsEvaluation:We are implementing evidence-based practices that have been demonstrated through research to achieve our long term goals.1. Effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy on trauma in children both from the biological and emotional effects of trauma2. Effectiveness of animals in nature to help children’s impulse control and settle their central nervous system3. Effectiveness of experiencing nature on children growing up disconnected to nature (Nature Deficit Disorder)4. Exploring with the Surrey Schools to assess long term impact of SALI’s Farm on the children who attend (longitudinal study)